Internet Speeds and Costs around the World – ITIF Broadband Rankings – Japan on Top !

Vivek Yadav

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  1. Also take into consideration, percent wise countries like S. Korea and Japan have already implemented their version of “Fiber optics” Into many of their households, while here, fiber optics is developing quite slowly (Still not available in the area I live in Long Island New York) Your point that they are smaller countries and don’t take as much time to change, is true, however if the change is affordable then it will come faster, Fiber Optics is expensive and not wiping out the competition, as it should.
    Take note that china, is not listed on this ranking, and neither is hong kong or singapore. Hk/Singapore would def, out rank the US as well, ranking high on that list.

  2. Also the japanese work like 60-80 hour work weeks don’t they? >.>

  3. this report is from 2007!!! 2 years before this post came out. you should update. and you should try with better reports like the one from akamai

  4. Graham Gollings says:

    I notice the author stated the the internet was started in the USA. Where did he get this idea? The internet was invented and started in Bern Switzerland. A simple Google would show this.

  5. like most americans, they all believe everything started in USA 🙂 so they don’t bother to search. that’s the side effect of brain washing 🙂

  6. Graham Gollings says:

    Re: The comment about fibre optics, Both our homes in Holland had fibre optic feeds installed when they were built, the older home is 8 years old in January. The minimum internet speed is 45mb/s dn 4.5mb/s up @ Euro 22p/m, up to 1gb/s is available for home use. Its called the Ftth system (fibre to the home) 80% of all households will have Ftth within 8 years. The US Fios system is a tortoise by comparison. I am currently living in Mexico the intercity buses even provide wifi internet on board and we are 3rd world country. Ever tried a Greyhound bus?

  7. Michael L says:

    Ghaham: I think you’re confusing the internet and the web. The former originated in the US (at ARPA), the latter started at CERN.

  8. Graham Gollings says:

    Not really, The use of the words Internet and The Web have become commonplace and interchangeable to encompass everything about the World Wide Web. I interpreted the author’s use of the word to be in this context.

    With regard to ARPA this was just one of a number of interconnected computer systems around the world at that time (late 60’s). I believe ARPA did introduce the first use of packet switching to the Western World, but this was predated by a packet switching system developed in Russia (mid 60’s).

    In the 70’s there was an international collaboration to develop the IPSS (international packet switching system) network under the ITU (based in Switzerland). The first use of the term “internet” which I believe evolved from the word internetwork was in a paper describing the TCP specification. This was in the mid 70’s. Over 10 years after ARPA.

    At this stage the IPSS system was primarily used by academics and scientists, with incompatible computers, or at least no way of easily inter-communicating. This problem was identified In the 90’s and the World Wide Web was born in CERN with the invention of HTTP.

    The authors suggestion that ARPA invented the internet is incorrect to say the least. It simply provided one of the essential building blocks that developed into what we now call the “internet”

    The authors original post corresponded within a few days of me watching an excellent BBC documentary which included interviews at all of the above’s institutions.I do not claim the above is precisely accurate but it’s what I recall from the program.

    Sorry that the original post has got a bit off subject – for that I apologize.

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